James Spooner FR No8 : Andy Cooper

James Spooner 1872 FR No 8 : Design

Ref: Fairlie Locomotives of North Wales: David Payling : Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways 2017.

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"James Spooner" has a gas tank, safety valve, water filler and gas burner for each boiler. It has one lubricator in a side tank and one regulator which is hidden behind the cab side sheet. The regulator servo, battery, gas tanks and large lubricator are in the side tanks so that the centre of the loco can be kept clear for scale details. There are two boilers joined by a single pipe from which there is one steam take off. [ See Making James Spooner's boiler in Projects ]. The boilers have main steam pipes so that each bogie has its own steam supply.

The receiver and switch are housed in the "ashpan".


James Spooner at Charminster LR

Second test with Victorian stock

Lawnswood turntable and engine shed : Tony Wright : July 2018


Running at Elsecar Septmber 2019

I would like the acknowledge the great skill of Trev Oughton in making this model. The smokeboxes and chimneys, sand pots, bells, and domes are very fine and make the loco look like its Victorian heritage.

Trev also fettled and soldered the boiler parts, lubricator

[ James Spooner boiler making ] gas tanks and tank tops.

Matt Acton [Berry Hill Works] did the painting, lining and transfers

Andy Cooper September 2019

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James Spooner at Aireside video

STEAM VIDEO: Yorkshire Garden Railway Show 2019


 See Also "Building James Spooner"

Photo Paul Varey          


















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